Priyanka Chopra to produce a Bengali-Marathi bilingual film titled Nalini
Not with her acting but the beautiful B-Town diva Priyanka Chopra has become a full-fledged producer in the Indian cinema. She has backed films in regional languages namely Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Marathi. She is currently producing a Sikkimese film and also a Goan movie.
Now, as per a leading tabloid, PeeCee is all set to produce a Bengali-Marathi bilingual titled Nalini. The film will be dubbed in Hindi. The film is based on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s real life romance. In the year 1878, Tagore fell in love with a 20-year-old girl named Annapurna. She was well conversed in English and thus became Rabindranath’s tutor. Thereafter, romance started brewing between them. On Annapurna’s insistence, Tagore named her Nalini thus the title of the film.
Talking about it, the National Award winning director Ujjwal Chatterjee stated, “It was a platonic love story and the film will narrate it from the point of view of a young student, who visits modern-day Santiniketan and sees a picture of Annapurna captioned Nalini.” His wife Sagarika has written the film.
Ujjwal added, “Casting is in progress and the film is expected to go on the floors by October.”
Sagarika said, “When we met Madhu Chopra (Priyanka’s producer mother) around two years ago, they wanted to know how much of the story was factually accurate and true. I showed them my research and they agreed to produce the film. It has since materialised into a saga of unrequited love.”
Whereas Madhu stated, “Priyanka wants good stories to reach audiences. Nalini has great potential and is an entertaining subject. We’re happy to be associated with it.”